Scarborough Faire: A Weekend of Pageantry, Celebration and a Whole Lot of Fun!

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival begins its 39th season on April 6, 2019 with a variety of exciting new shows, extraordinary new artisans and an enhanced sense of celebration and pageantry.

Scarborough Faire
Waxahachie, Texas
April 6 – May 27, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, & Memorial Day Monday

There are new shows featuring jugglers, acrobats, comedians, Irish music, escape artists, a Fairy Court, Renaissance combat competitions, a Scottish Knighting ceremony and even a dragon slayer! New Artisans include offerings of pottery, brass rubbings, pet treats & accessories, hearth & home products, leather works, Renaissance & Steampunk costumes and even a larger than life-sized Grand Labyrinth game! It will be full of pageantry, celebration and a whole lot of fun!

We have some amazing new performers and incredibly talented artisans joining Scarborough for our 39th season and we can’t wait for everyone to come out and see them” says Coy Sevier, General Manager. “Our performing company has also been rehearsing since early February and have really stepped up their game, so you don’t want to miss it! We invite everyone to come Step Back in Time for the Time of their Lives at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® starting on April 6th!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that will run every Saturday & Sunday (and Memorial Day Monday) for eight consecutive weekends April 6 through May 27, 2019. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Renaissance Combat competitions, Knighting ceremonies, a 150+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the 200+ shoppes and amazing artisan demonstrations along with Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

Scarborough Faire Artisan’s Showcase

Each successive weekend has a different theme that includes:
Artisan’s Showcase (April 13 – 14)
Celtic Weekend/ Easter Celebration (April 20 – 21)
Royal Ale Festival & Spring Celebration (April 27 – 28)
Deaf Day (April 27)
Legends of the Seas (May 4 – 5)
Celebrating Chivalry & Mother’s Day Brunch (May 11 – 12)
Live the Fantasy (May 18 – 19)
The Last Huzzah (May 25 – 27)

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Scarborough Faire Beer-Tasting-Event

Each weekend also has a variety of special events.  Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers “Food Fit for a King” that is a step above the traditional “festival food”. You and your family can feast on our famous giant roasted turkey legs (over 20 tons are consumed each season), Scottish Eggs, the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas, or try some of the daily special creations at our very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. Our full-service restaurant & bar, the Rose & Crown Inn, offers a full-service dining experience with daily specials and signature items like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, meat pies and Muffulettas. 

Visitors 21 and over can partake in our custom blended Scarborough Mead, beer, wine and other adult beverages at one of the 12 pubs and taverns. For those with a more discerning palate, there are also daily wine and beer tasting events. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance at SRFestival.com or at the Festival (on festival days). Seating is limited and the tasting events regularly sell out, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance.

New Entertainment at this year’s Scarbourgh Faire

Juan-Miguel Scarborough Faire

The entertainment at this year’s Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers many exciting new additions along with favorites:

  • Captain Sir Francis Drake – A privateer and patriot home on leave who will raise glasses, melt lasses and leave knees weak in his wake!
  • Clash of Champions – Fighters from all over the world battle to win the title of Champion
  • Dr. Judas Lynch & Ms. Magnolia Strange – Catch the fantastical narratives and death-defying stunts of this crew of escape artists (May 4 – 27 only)
  • Drone – Stomp your feet to tunes played on a different style of bagpipe
  • Harmless Danger Juggling Show – A comedy juggling show with serious consequences
  • Kamikaze Fireflies – A madcap show that combines acrobatic thrills, sandwich making feet, non-stop laughter & more (featuring a former member of the Flaming Idiots)
  • Kris Colt – Black Rose – A modern bard with a lyrical style performing songs of both original and ancient origin (April 20 – 28 only)
  • Notes of Accord – From high born to low, all meet on the festive field of Music
  • Pictus – A unique take on primal drums and Highland bagpipes (April 20 – 21 only)
  • Pride of Ireland – Bringing the mirth and magic of the Emerald Isle through songs, jokes and banter (April 27 – May 27 only)
  • Randal Piper – Come witness a glimpse into the musical mind of chaos (April 6 – 21 only)
  • Scottish Knighting Ceremony – Margaret, Queen of Scotland and the Isles knights young guests
  • Sir Guy & The Dragon – The heroic hero, Sir Guy of Warwick, tells a heroic tale of heroism in which he heroically almost slays a dragon (May 11 – 27 only)
  • Syndicate Academy of Sword – Learn how to wield a sword! This hands-on experience teaches Spanish style techniques and how to use weapons of the Renaissance
  • The Beggar Queen – The queen of the people (or so she believes) wandering the lanes telling tales of the village and bringing smiles to all
  • The Gwendolyn Show – Part Trunk show, part audience participation and all funny
  • The Scarborough Tournament – Thrill to fighting, excitement, and feats of Daring-Do by the finest fighters of the village
Get your tickets for Scarborough Faire: www.srfestival.com/ticket-information

The Stoneleigh’s Ode to a Garden Party

Pink Party

Photo by Jens Theeß on Unsplash

Raise a glass to the Pink Party, The Stoneleigh Hotel’s ode to an outdoor garden soiree where guests can paint and sip, play and rosé all day. Dress in your garden party best – pink preferred, of course! – for little luxuries and social pampering.

Starring rosé and frosé wines and signature cocktails, the premiere installment of the Pink Party will feature a Paint and Sip station, Kate Weiser Chocolates pop-up, delicious bites from Executive Chef Wade Burch of Perle on Maple, and a live DJ, among other surprises.

The Pink Party will be held on Saturday, March 30, 11 AM to 4 PM, in the courtyard of The Stoneleigh (2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201).

Tickets are $75 for 21+ and can be purchased on
Eventbrite: https://stoneleighpinkparty.eventbrite.com.

Stay and play all day and all night with the Pink Party Room Package including access for two to the Pink Party on March 30, one-night stay, and an enchanting breakfast for two at Perle on Maple. Use promo code “PINK” when reserving. Reservations and pricing are available online at www.lemeridiendallasstoneleigh.com and by calling (214) 871- 7111.

About Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, is a historic luxury boutique hotel offering 176 guest rooms (including 73 suites), nine meeting spaces, restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, numerous amenities, and impeccable service.

Located in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood of Dallas (2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201), The Stoneleigh is just minutes from the Arts District, downtown Dallas, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and Dallas Love Field Airport. 
For more information, visit www.lemeridiendallasstoneleigh.com.


Sweet Queen Cupcake Decorating Class

Spring Cupcake Class

Easter eggs, bunny butts and lots of fun!

Join the fun and learn how to ice and decorate cupcakes like a pro at this Sweet Queens class. This hands-on class will teach you how to properly ice, decorate, store, and package beautiful cupcakes.

*ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED

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Sign up for a class
Friday 3/15/19, 6-7:30pm
Saturay 3/16/19, 11-12:30pm
Saturday 3/16/19, 2-3:30pm

Upcoming Mermaid Cake Pop Class – March 29 – 30th

Sweet Queen Desserts Studio
3232 North Garland Ave. Suite 103
Garland, Texas 75040